‘Why should people still be celebrating the birth of a baby born 2,000 years ago?’ Nicky Gumbel, a former lawyer, and now the Senior Vicar of one of England’s most vibrant churches, is well-qualified to answer this question. He’s one of the most influential men in modern Christianity, yet ‘humble, charming and chatty’ – perfect for our audience – and we’re thrilled to have him on our programme this Christmas.
CBA has just awarded three scholarships to a selection of outstanding young Christians currently studying broadcasting and media.
We’re thrilled to introduce Nathan King, our newest addition to the CBA team. Nathan has come on board to help create innovative radio content as part of our ‘Love It’ ministry.
We’re proud to announce that our Christmas morning programme has won Best Children’s Programme for the fourth time at the NZ Radio Awards held in Auckland last night.
Our RadioLIVE programming over Easter was hosted by Tim Sisarich. On Good Friday we delved into weighty themes including vices & virtues and the stranglehold of addiction. Our over-arching theme for Easter Sunday was the question of purpose.
Pio Terei joined Petra Bagust from 3pm-6pm Good Friday on Newstalk ZB. The show revolved around stories – in particular those powerful stories that set one’s moral compass and speak to the deeper questions of life.
Kicking off at noon on Good Friday, Frank Ritchie & Jax van Buuren used their 3 hours to encourage listeners to make the most of their long weekend. The show was able to range very naturally from practical topics like housework, tidying, and gardening to deeper themes like mental health, forgiveness and retreats.
From 9am til noon on Good Friday, Sam & Julia Bloore hosted an exploration into the historical impact of Jesus Christ. The show was inspired by Australian documentary series Jesus The Game Changer.
Peter Wolfkamp kicked off our 12-hour Good Friday programming on Newstalk ZB with an engaging programme about pilgrimage, spirituality and the Catholic church. Nearing the end of the 3 hour show, Tim Wilson joined Peter to chat about his adult conversion to the Catholic faith.
The team here at CBA is happy to report that our 22 total hours of special Easter programming went remarkably well. Our talented broadcasters, articulate guests and creative production wove together seamlessly into an enjoyable and thought-provoking series of programmes.